Coretta: The Story of Coretta Scott King

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Fortress Press, May 16, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 126 pages
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In this first biography of Coretta Scott King, written by her friend Octavia Vivian, the reader meets a determined young girl who grew up in Alabama and worked her way through Antioch College only to discover that she was not allowed to teach in the white schools in Ohio. She pursued a musical career in Boston, where she met Martin Luther King, Jr.The Montgomery bus boycott in 1955 brought Dr. King and his wife into national prominence. Since then the nation has seen the beauty and composure of Coretta Scott King as she has continued to speak and act on behalf of civil rights.First published in 1970 by Fortress Press, this commemorative edition has been thoroughly updated, includes a black and white photo gallery, and is full of warmth and human interest, telling the story of Coretta Scott King from her childhood to her death in February 2006.
 

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Loved learning about Coretta... Didn't think the writing was fantastic, and was disappointed with how much of "her" story was actually about Martin (but tried to reconcile that with the fact that ... Read full review

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HOMEGOING
1
CORETTA
7
A CHILD OF STRUGGLE
25
MARRIAGE
39
MOTHER OF FOUR
55
ABIDING FAITH
65
MEMPHIS
75
ATLANTA
83
COURAGE
87
ON HER OWN
103
THE LEGACY
109
CHAMPION OF JUSTICE
119
FOR FURTHER READING
125
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